We deliver the Teen Health Service for children and young people aged over 11 , as part of our early help services.
Support services for children aged 0 to 11 (including health visiting and school nursing) are available from the NHS Leicestershire Partnership Trust's Healthy Together service.
Support available through Teen Health
The service focusses on prevention and early intervention, and includes:
1: Support to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, with a focus on:
- self esteem
- body image
- building resilience
2: Support for healthy relationships:
- building positive relationships
- reducing violence in intimate relationships
- promoting positive sexual health and wellbeing
3. Support for children and young people to make healthier choices, with a focus on reducing:
- substance misuse - particularly cannabis use
- alcohol consumption
The team work with young people in schools to find out where support is needed. Officers are hosted in schools for part of the week, so they can work closely alongside the school's pastoral and health and wellbeing leads.
How to contact our Teen Health Service
For needs not supported through the Teen Health Service
If your health and wellbeing need is not supported by our Teen Health Service, we we'll signpost you to the health professional or service who can help you.
This is not a clinical service, but we will help you find the right support if needed.
If you have concerns about incontinence, you will need to speak to a GP. Links to incontinence support websites:
YouHQ is a digital app where young people can input their thoughts, emotions, and goals.
Encouraging young people to understand and manage their own health and wellbeing as they mature is vital. Spotting signs through mood tracking or setting goals can prove useful for early intervention and prevention in adulthood.
Healthy Schools Programme
The Healthy School Programme includes:
- access to Health Schools Team Health Improvement Offer
- practical advice and planning support
- signposting to guidance
- partners of Healthy Schools Programme who can provide specialist support
- resources to enhance the work of schools